Forgot to weigh in first thing, but after having a heavy breakfast and a lot of coffee, the scales are showing me 151.5, so all good methinks. I wanted to see 149 today. Seems my body has a natural rhythm which means I am at my weeks heaviest around today, regardless of what I've eaten, the normal fluctuations mean a small gain from day 2 to day 3. The weight drops off over days 4-7 as long as I am on plan, and as I have been on track days 1-3 I *should* get my desired 4lb loss for Monday.
Am very cross about these shin splints. Wanted to replace the c25k runs with something, and after reading lots on blogs/twitter/fb about Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, thought that'd be good to do for the month. Problem being that I cannot do the cardio.. even the jumping jacks (star jumps) and skipping rope puts too much stress onto the muscles that are damaged, after just 30 seconds the pain was flaring and I had to stop. =(
Am going to instead do squats again, and start doing some abdominal work on the 3 days I am meant to be running. Need to rest the muscles and let them heal.